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Author:  Tunborough [ Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Giorgi flute

flyingparchment wrote:
fatmac wrote:
If you look carefully, I think you'll find the end is about 3" off the floor, in line with his toecaps. :thumbsup:


some information on the "Albisiphon Baritono" here; apparently it had a neck strap which allowed it to be held off the floor. i don't see any obvious strap in the picture, though.
I see the thin black line of a neck strap extending down from his collar across his right lapel (viewer's left).

Author:  Tunborough [ Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Giorgi flute

Terry McGee wrote:
I wonder if it is just the bore size that is making the instrument hard to blow, or if it's another symptom of the difficulty of blowing a Giorgi-type flute?
In this case, my first suspect would be the difficulty of channeling the air. For a bass flute, the air needs to travel across a proportionally longer "window" over the embouchure hole; I'd suspect that it would be hard for human lips to focus the air enough that it didn't disperse across that distance.

Maybe if we added a windway to channel the air ... https://youtube.com/watch?v=9eeGLGXxwGs

Author:  oleorezinator [ Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Giorgi flute

Terry McGee wrote:
Woah, oleorezinator, that's a big flute, or yer man is a leprechaun. And certainly looks like the Giorgi in principle. I wonder how it blows.

He appears to be resting the end of the instrument on the floor. He'd need to lift it for the bottom note...

I'll see you and raise you....

It’s Dayton Miller playing an Albisiphone.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abelardo_Albisi

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